Data Protection in the Workplace

About this course

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) advises it is good practice to provide all staff with data protection training on or shortly after starting employment.

Legal Island’s Data Protection in the Workplace eLearning course is tailored specifically to provide all your employees with comprehensive training and you with an evidence trail for the ICO, should a data breach occur.


What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest development in data protection legislation in decades. In essence, it is designed to bring controls on how organisations process personal data into line with 21st-century developments, like social media, e-commerce, mobile data and the cloud.

Fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global turnover could be imposed. If you have not prepared for the GDPR you will be exposing your organisation to those massive fines and the public relations nightmare that is sure to follow. Your reputation could be ruined. The good news is even though the GDPR deadline date has passed, it's not too late to become compliant.

You can make your systems and contracts GDPR compliant and you can bring your workforce up to date with all staff training. Data protection compliance training reduces the likelihood of data breaches at work and significantly strengthens your defence when dealing with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


Why is data protection compliance training important?

Today’s technology is becoming increasingly more advanced which makes computer systems harder to penetrate. Hackers now rely heavily on human error. 

Training is essential as an employee must comply with the new law and understand the risks to the organisation’s reputation, the fines the organisation may face and their own personal risk of disciplinary action or even dismissal if they are involved in a data breach.

Raising your employee’s awareness through data protection eLearning training will help ensure compliance with the principles of GDPR, and reduce the likelihood of data breaches caused by human error.


Who needs data protection training?

In a recent report, Managing Insider Risk through Training & Culture, data protection and privacy training professionals stated that their employees are their weakest link when it comes to information security. 

The Information Commissioner advises it is good practice to provide all staff with data protection training on or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.



The standard rate of this course is £30+VAT per staff member, however, depending on the number of staff you have, discounts may be available.
To discuss your training options or if you wish to discuss bespoke training needs regarding the inclusion of in-house documents in this eLearning programme, please contact Debbie Wilson - debbie@legal-island.com.


What does this course cover?
This course was designed specifically for organisations based in Great Britain by a team of data protection experts and lawyers.

Topics covered within the course include:

The principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Subject access requests

Reporting data breaches

Data privacy and security

Cyber security

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CPD Certified Course


The content of this eLearning course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and offers 1 hour of CPD credit.


FREE GDPR policy bundles now included in eLearning training packages

Legal Island is delighted to be working in partnership with Worthingtons Solicitors to enable the inclusion of a bespoke policy bundle FREE of charge to organisations when purchasing our Data Protection in the Workplace or Cyber Security in the Workplace eLearning training for 20+ staff members.


What policy bundles are available?

Choose one bundle from the following to be included in your eLearning package:

Bundle 1:

  • Data Protection Policy
  • Third-Party Data Protection Agreement
  • Data Protection Amendments for Employment Contracts and Related Policies/Procedures

Bundle 2:

  • Data Retention Policy
  • Recommended Data Retention Periods
  • Data Breach Policy & Incident Report Form

Bundle 3:

  • Privacy Notice for Staff
  • Privacy Notice for Employment Candidates
  • Privacy Notice for Clients

Bundle 4:

  • Homeworking Policy
  • Bring your own device to work (BYOD) Policy
  • Website Privacy Policy & Cookies Policy
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